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Does the 6% in Medicare Part B Drug Reimbursement Affect Prescribing?

Research tells us that policymakers are right to be concerned.
Originally published on 05/10/2018

Policymakers are concerned that healthcare providers are influenced to prescribe more expensive drugs when they receive reimbursement based on the price plus a mark-up.

The Drug Pricing Lab drew together published studies examining whether the 6% mark-up for administering drugs to Medicare Part B beneficiaries influences prescribing. We find that all studies suggest it does, in just the direction policymakers are concerned about.

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